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TRACTOR PULLING

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 — 1:00 p.m. — Friday, August 12, 2016 — 12:00 p.m. — Saturday, August 13, 2016 — 11:00 a.m.

SPONSORED BY: VT Tractor Pullers Assoc. — SUPERINTENDENT: Diane Norris, 897-7014

CONTACT/RULEBOOKS: www.vttractorpuller.com, Brian Barrows 802-989-2445 & Shawn Beeman, 802-324-3626

*Check website for individual class rules*

Tuesday (afternoon show) start pulling 1 :OOpm weigh in

Youth (Ages 8 - 14)

950# Trophies only

Adult Stock (Age 15+) - Multi Cylinder

1100# $30-$20-$15-$10-$5

Adult Stock (Age 15+) - Single Cylinder

1100# $30-$20-$15-$10-$5

Adult Stock (Age 15+) - Multi Cylinder

1200# $30-$20-$15-$10-$5

Adult Stock (Age 15+) - Single Cylinder

1200# $30-$20-$15-$10-$5

ANTIQUE

3000# $40-$30-$20-$10

3500# $40-$30-$20-$20-$10

4000# $40-$30-$20-$20-$10

4500# $40-$30-$20-$20-$10

5000# $40-$30-$20-$20-$10

5500# $40-$30-$20-$20-$10

ATV

Tuesday (evening show) start pulling 6:30pm

1150# Stock - trophies only

1250# Stock - trophies only

1300# Stock - trophies only

Youth (Ages 8 - 14)

1050# Trophies only

Sport Stock

1050# $30-$25-$20-$15-$10

Super Stock Open

1100# $45-$40-$30-$20-$15

Pro Diesel

1100# $45-$40-$30-$20-$15

Sport Stock

1250# $30-$25-$20-$15-$10

Super Stock Open

1200# $45-$40-$30-$20-$15

Pro Diesel

1200# $45-$40-$30-$20-$15

ANTIQUE

6000# $40-$30-$20-$20-$10

7000# $40-$30-$20-$20-$10

8000# $40-$30-$20-$20-$10

9000# $40-$30-$20-$20-$10

10,500# $40-$30-$20-$20-$10

ENHANCED ANTIQUE

6000# $40-$30-$20-$20-$10

7000# $40-$30-$20-$20-$10

Friday Start pulling time 12:00pm weigh in

FARMSTOCK

Prize

8000# $50-$40-$30-$20-$10

9000# $50-$40-$30-$20-$10

11500# $50-$40-$30-$20-$10

13000# $50-$40-$30-$20-$10

15000# $50-$40-$30-$20-$10

16500# $50-$40-$30-$20-$10

11k (hot) $38-$30-$20-$14-$12-$10-$9-$7-$6-$4

13k (hot) $38-$30-$20-$14-$12-$10-$9-$7-$6-$4

NYTPA Sanctioned Super Farm

Friday (evening show) start pulling time 7:00pm weigh in

NYTPA Sanctioned Super Farm

FARMSTOCK

18000# $90-$80-$70-$60-$50

20000# $90-$80-$70-$60-$50

FARMSTOCK

15k (hot) $38-$30-$20-$14-$12-$10-$9-$7-$6-$4

VT V8 MINIS

(1) hook Class A $300-$240-$156-$108-$96-$84-$72-$60-$48-$36

(1) hook Class B $200-$160-$104-$72-$64-$56-$48-$40-$32-$24

PURE STOCK STREET LEGAL TRUCKS

(2) hook Per truck limit

5800# $40-$30-$20-$20-$10

6200# $40-$30-$20-$20-$10

6800# $40-$30-$20-$20-$10

2WD MINI TRUCK

(1) hook $150-$125-$100-$75-$50

FARMSTOCK

22500# $90-$80-$70-$60-$50

25000# $90-$80-$70-$60-$50

Open 4WD $90-$80-$70-$60-$50

Saturday (day show) start pulling time of 11:00 am weigh in

ALTERED FARM

6500# $150-$120-$78-$54-$48-$42-$36-$30-$24-$18

7500# $150-$120-$78-$54-$48-$42-$36-$30-$24-$18

8500# $150-$120-$78-$54-$48-$42-$36-$30-$24-$18

MODIFIED STOCK STREET LEGAL TRUCKS

(2) hook Per truck limit

5800# $40-$30-$20-$20-$10

6200# $40-$30-$20-$20-$10

6800# $40-$30-$20-$20-$10

DIESEL WORK STOCK STREET LEGAL TRUCKS

(1) hook $40,$30,$20,$20,$10 each class 8500lb

 2.5 DIESEL WORK STOCK STREET LEGAL TRUCKS

(1) hook 8500# $40-$30-$20-$20-$10

2.6 DIESEL PRO/DIESEL TRUCKS

(1) hook 8500# $250-$200-$130-$90-$80-$70-$60-$50-$40-$30

SUPER STOCK 4 x 4 PICKUP TRUCKS

(1) hook 5800# $300-$240-$156-$108-$96-$84-$72-$60-$48-$36

STREET LEGAL SEMI TRACTOR TRAILERS

(1) hook $130-$105-$80-$55-$30

Pro Stock $200-$130-$90-$80-$70-$60-$50-$40-$30

Saturday (evening show) start pulling time 7:00pm weigh in

VT V8 MINI MODIFIED

(1) hook Class A $300-$240-$156-$108-$96-$84-$72-$60-$48-$36

(1) hook Class B $200-$160-$104-$72-$64-$56-$48-$40-$32-$24

2WD MINI TRUCK

(1) hook $150-$125-$100-$75-$50

ALTERED FARM

9500# $250-$200-$130-$90-$80-$70-$60-$50-$40-$30

11000# $250-$200-$130-$90-$80-$70-$60-$50-$40-$30

12000# $250-$200-$130-$90-$80-$70-$60-$50-$40-$30

DIESEL WORK STOCK STREET LEGAL TRUCKS

(1)hook 8500# $40-$30-$20-$20-$10

2.5 DIESEL WORK LEGAL TRUCKS

(1) hook 8500# $40-$30-$20-$20-$10

2.6 PRO/DIESEL TRUCKS

(1) hook 8500# $250-$200-$130-$90-$80-$70-$60-$50-$40-$30

STREET LEGAL SEMI TRACTOR TRAILERS

(1) hook $130-$105-$80-$55-$30

Pro Stock $200-$130-$90-$80-$70-$60-$50-$40-$30

SUPER STOCK 4 x 4 PICKUP TRUCKS

(1) hook 6200# $300-$240-$156-$108-$96-$84-$72-$60-$48-$36

VTPA GENERAL RULES

Operators:

1. Must have written permission of owner or parent/guardian if under 18.

2. No alcoholic beverages/drugs before or during for operators and/or crew members.

3. Must remain seated, be in full control, and operate in a safe manner at all times.

Pulling:

1. All competing vehicles will draw for pulling position at sign up.

2. Number one will be test puller. Test puller may take pull if sled is properly adjusted, or may re-pull immediately, or may re-pull in third position or last position.

3. All decisions on re-pull must be made prior to pulling away from sled.

4. All pulls start with a tight hitch, no jerk pulls permitted.

5. A competitor is allowed a second attempt within 100ft. in all classes to start sled except the antique division which is set at 75ft. to start the sled.

6. Operators have the option of spotting the sled on the starting line.

7. Judges have the option of moving starting line between classes.

8. Any portion of the tractor touching boundary line during pull will result in disqualification. Comment: This would be limited to the front or rear tires. There is no out of bounds once the tractor passes the full pull mark.

9. Vehicles that are being repaired or readied for pull and that miss their turn, will pull last.

10. Vehicles must be stopped immediately on signal from track official.

11. Vehicles must be in neutral or park when hitching or unhitching.

12. NO PASSENGERS. This applies to track and pit area, pulling vehicles and pit vehicles unless the pit vehicle is manufactured for more.

GENERAL:

1. Age: Driver must be 16 years of age or older. Those under 18 years of age must have written parental/guardian permission.

2. Violation of any rule will constitute disqualification. The punishment of the violation will be up to a panel of judges (See Rule #4). Grievance will be discussed at that point, with the judges’ decision being final.

3. All operators are expected to attend meeting at scales 15 minutes prior to event time.

4. Contest will be governed by three or more judges with all decisions final.

5. Judges (consisting of flagman, tech personnel and/or pull supervisor) may stop and disqualify any operators not operating safely.

6. No pit crew or operator coaching on track.

7. Any protest against operators and/or equipment must be made by end of that class and before start of next class, and only by another operator within the class.

8. Any operator, owner or pit crew disrupting the pull whether in the pit or on the track, will be cause for disqualification of that tractor/truck from class in question, all previous, and all subsequent classes for the remainder of the event. All trophies and ribbons will be returned to the steward immediately.

9. Spectators and other operators not entered in class are not permitted on the track.

10. Since reasonable rules cannot cover any and all eventualities, the discretion of judges will prevail, including safety, operations, equipment, good sportsmanship and common sense. Safety will be paramount.

11. Driver or operator must be in seat when vehicle is running.

12. All pulling vehicles must have functional breakaway kill switches. This will apply to all classes except stock antique tractors, farm stock tractors, and street stock trucks.

13. Any loss of weights or safety equipment while hitched to the sled will result in disqualification with exception of test puller.

14. No moving of weights between tractors within the same class.

15. Driver will be disqualified if he or she delays contest.

16. All tractors will be teched and subject to re-teching at random at each event.

17. NOS (nitrous oxide) or propane injection fuel are illegal in all divisions INCLUDING street legal trucks.

18. BRAKES – All competing vehicles must have adequate brakes.

a) Rear brakes are mandatory on vehicles that compete in the following divisions: Super Stock and Pro Stock.

b) Front brakes are mandatory on vehicles that compete in the following divisions: Four Wheel Drive Trucks.

c) All drivelines must have 3/8 inch steel, 360 degrees around brake components, and both ends must be closed with 1/88 inch or greater steel. This rule applies to Modified, Modified Minis and Trucks.

FARM STOCK

Driver Eligibility:

1. General rules apply

2. Age: Driver must be 16 yrs of age or older. Those under 18 yrs of age must have written parent/guardian permission.

3. Driver must be familiar with all tractor controls: brakes, clutch, shifter, throttle, TA etc. Driver must be experienced enough to safely handle tractor in an unexpected event such as wheelie, wheel hop, sudden change in direction, mechanical failure etc.

Safety:

1. Stabilizer bars or wheelie bars are required and must meet VTPA specifications (refer to diagram in back of book)

2. A dead man throttle is not required: however drivers are advised that one can be easily rigged using a rubber shock strap.

3. All stock farm tractors will be required to be shut off by factory ignition or throttle shut off. (Explanation: no stalling of engine while in gear for shut off.) Will be checked during inspection or at discretion of officials.

4. A tractor is required to have at least a fully charged 2 ½ lb fire extinguisher on board in reach of operator. A functional gauge on the fire extinguisher is required.

5. The third link of three-point hitches will not be used in any way to stabilize the draw bar. There must be a dead man zone of 18“ in height and 6” wide from the top of the draw bar.

Chassis/Engines:

1. All tractors must be stock-blocked for the series tractor. Engine must be of original type or factory replacement. Original style hood and grill must be in place.

2. Turbo chargers, intercoolers, superchargers, torque converters, automatic shifts, etc. are permitted provided such are original equipment for that series.

3. All exhausts must either discharge vertically with a minimum 18” straight pipe or muffler in working condition or discharge through a factory underslung exhaust system in working condition.

4. Engine RPMs not to exceed 2600 rpm and governor must have a stop. Tractors in weight classes up to and including 10,000 pounds will be allowed a maximum of 150 HP. Tractors in weight classes from 11,500 pounds up to and including 16,500 pounds will be allowed a maximum of 200HP. This RPM and HP limit will be tested and strictly enforced. Violators will be disqualified if checked after pull and do not pass.

5. All stock farm tractors will be required to have a stock air filter system including filters.

6. Must have rock shaft and housing or OEM top cover and working hydraulics unless tractor came from factory without. Must have working PTO and stock draw bar used for hitching device.

7. Fuel must be pump#1 /#2 diesel only. Soy/biodiesel allowed. Or pump gasoline.

8. Nitrous oxide, propane, alcohol, nitro methane, methanol and all other oxygen carriers and flammables are prohibited.

9. Water injection is not permitted

Hitches:

1. Draw bar height for classes under 9000 pounds will be a maximum of 19”, and for classes over 9000 pounds will be a maximum of 21”. Maximum length of draw bar is 22” from center line of axle housing for under 9000 pound and less tractors and a maximum of 36” from center line of axle housing for 9000 pound and more tractors. Measured from center line of axle to hook point.

2. Drivers must provide their own hitching device or clevis with a minimum hole size 3” x 3 ¾” - 1” thick steel minimum.

Tires:

1. All tractors with rubber tires are permitted. No sharpened or cut tires. Tire studs or chains not permitted. Dual tires are required on 2WD tractors in 4WD class as long as duals are held together by at least 4 connectors. In weight classes of 18,000 pounds or greater tractor and driver can not weigh less than 1,000 pounds of the minimum weight of that class. (ie in the 18,000 pound class, tractor and driver can not weight less than 17,000 pounds)

Added Weight:

1. All weight must be safely secured to the tractor, and not interfere with hitch. Weight is not to exceed 24” forward of the front most portion of the tractor. Any ballast or external parts lost while hooked to the sled will be cause for disqualification. No weights may be moved from one tractor to another competing in the same class during that class. No portion of tractor may interfere with sled or sled hitch during a pull. Hitch needs to be visible for hitching and unhitching.

2. All tractors weighed at event.

Weight Classes:

8,000lbs 9,000lbs 11,500lbs 13,000lbs 15,000lbs 16,500lbs

Misc:

1. No mixing of classes until 18,000lbs class.

2. Tractors not qualifying for the Farm Stock class will be asked to participate in the Hot Farm class with proper safety equipment.

3. Competition rules (not safety rules) are frozen for one year (2014 pulling season)

STREET LEGAL 4x4 PURE STOCK- GAS

Driver Eligibility:

1. General Rules apply

2. Minimum 16 year old licensed driver.

Safety:

1. OEM seatbelt or better must be worn

2. DOT approved helmet with chin strap fastened

3. No passengers, track or pit area

4. Fire Extinguisher recommended

Vehicle Eligibility:

1. Must have current registration

2. Must have a current insurance card

3. Current inspection and inspectable condition

4. No jumping of classes unless allowed at the event.

5. TRUCK LIMITED TO 2 HOOKS PER EVENT

Chassis:

1. Stock is stock. No exceptions. Motor must be correct to chassis (Ford to Ford etc).

2. Trucks must have four wheel working breaks.

3. All trucks must have legal exhaust system (closed exhaust, headers and duel exhaust okay).

4. Pump gasoline only. All other fuels illegal.

Fuel: Maximum rating of 93 octane allowed. All other fuels NOT allowed.

Engines/Drive Lines:

1. Factory fuel injection will be allowed

2. Factory set-ups only. Must be available off assembly line.

3. After market air cleaners allowed.

4. Must have OEM factory equipped transmission, transfer case, front and rear differentials. Transmission brakes are prohibited.

Hitches:

1. Maximum of 26” height, Reese style hitch minimum class 3 (2x 2 receiver) rigid in all directions, installed to OEM specifications.

2. 6” riser max.

3. No hooks to bumper or ball

4. Hitch must have a 3 1/2 “ hole or have a twisted clevis (recommended bolted solid)

5. Hook point must be the furthest point back of the truck.

Suspension:

1. No solid blocking, must have a workable suspension. Air bags, Timbrens allowed

2. No strapping of suspension

Tires:

1. Tires must be DOT approved. No modifications allowed

ie no cutting, grooving etc. After market tires and wheels allowed

2. No studs and no tire chains and no duals

Added Weight:

1. Weight in pick up box only.

2. No weight up front, under hood or in cab

Weight Classes:

5,800lbs with driver, 6,200lbs with driver and 6,800 lbs with driver

*TRUCK LIMIT TO 2 HOOKS EVENT*